Admit Checklist

 Complete Your Enrollment

Ready to accept your place in Wharton’s MBA Class of 2023? Here’s how.

Make Your Deposit

Enrollment forms and a deposit of $2,000 are due in the MBA Admissions office at 5:00 pm ET on the following dates:

  • Round 1: Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Round 2: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Round 3: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Log in to your Wharton online application. Your online application account includes a link to the enrollment form. Please complete and submit the enrollment form.

If we do not hear from you by the appropriate reply date, we must assume that you have declined our offer.

Begin Verification Process

Start your Verification Process with ReVera Services

Log into your Wharton Online Application to view information regarding our verification process, which is conducted for Wharton by ReVera.

Your Checklist includes verification instructions containing a link to access ReVera’s  online submission form.

You will be asked to fill in the online submission form including your Applicant ID and submit a $100.00 fee. Students will receive a confirmation email from ReVera immediately following successful registration and payment. Deadlines for submitting authorizations and fees to ReVera are 5:00 pm ET on the following days:

  • Round 1: Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Round 2: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Round 3: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The verification process is routine for all admitted students.

Submit Transcripts and Test Scores

Send Wharton MBA Admissions your official transcripts and test scores

COVID-19 Special Instructions:  At this time, we highly recommend sending your transcripts via the electronic PDF version.  Please send directly to

If your transcripts were sent via paper version, there will be a delay in obtaining your documents due to the closure of the University of Pennsylvania surrounding COVID-19. When requesting the paper version, please use the regular postal service method, as express mail will not be delivered due to the building closure.

As you self-reported your transcripts and test scores, and have not sent the official versions to the MBA Admissions Office, you need to do so by your enrollment deadline.

      • Wharton’s GMAT code: G56-97-73
      • Wharton’s TOEFL code: 2926-02
      • Wharton’s GRE code: 6802-5199
      • PTE: Report your scores to the Wharton MBA Program

Please send your transcripts to the attention of:
Charicha Ford
111 Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Start Visa Process (International Students Only)

International students who are non-immigrants will need a student visa (J-1 or F-1) to enter the U.S. and attend the University of Pennsylvania, unless they have another non-immigrant status (such as A, G, or H-4 non-immigrant status) that permits study.  For more detailed information on the entire visa process, including the decision to apply to F-1 or J-1 status, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) New Student page.

1. When you are admitted, log into your online application. The Admissions Checklist section will contain:

  • A PDF of detailed instructions about the visa application process. If you have applied without a social security number, you will also receive your 9-digit Admission ID in this PDF.
  • A Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF detailing the cost of attendance for your first year of study. This document is required for the I-20/DS-2019 application if you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton.
  • Apply for your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility using the ISSS online portal, iPenn:
  • Use your social security number or your 9-digit Admission ID to log in to iPenn and follow the instructions.
  • You will need a copy of your passport.   If you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton you will also need your Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF to complete the application.

2. After ISSS has created your documents, Wharton MBA Admissions will mail your I-20 or DS-2019 to you.

3. Once you have an I-20 or DS-2019, you should apply for the appropriate visa at a US Embassy or Consulate:

 Create Student Accounts

Once you’ve enrolled, get your PennKey to gain access to resources at Wharton immediately.

Set Up Your PennKey Account

A PennKey allows you to access various University resources that supplement and complement Wharton’s services – for example, without a PennKey you cannot obtain a student ID card (a “PennCard”), access Penn’s library systems, or begin the process of getting access to Wharton’s online environment.

  • A few days after you’ve paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from the University of Pennsylvania’s ISC department. The subject line will be “Important Information on setting up your PennKey username and password.” The email will contain a code and instructions that allow you to set up your PennKey. Follow the email’s instructions to create your PennKey account.
  • The code you received via email is only valid for 60 days after being sent, so please take the time to set up your PennKey as soon as you receive the email.
  • When you activate your PennKey you will be asked to select a username from among the available choices. Once you select your username it cannot be changed, so please choose carefully. If you don’t like the available choices, please contact Wharton Student Computing before selecting. Remember, your selection will be used for your Wharton email address!
  • You will be required to enroll your Pennkey account in 2-step verification. Wharton recommends that you use the Duo Mobile App (download for Apple or Android) as your primary method of verification instead of text messaging.
  • Be sure to choose the “Challenge-Response” password reset option when activating your PennKey; this allows you to reset your password online. If you do not choose the “Challenge-Response” option and you forget your PennKey password, it will take a few days to gain access to Wharton and Penn resources that require a Pennkey login.  A new PennKey setup code will have to be mailed to you. This means starting the PennKey process over again, which will cause you significant delays.
  • If you do not have a SSN, you will receive an additional email prior to the PennKey set up email. The subject line will be “Important Information about your nine-digit identifier (ID)”. This email will include your 9-digit Identifier ID assigned to you by Penn.  9-digit IDs are assigned to individuals who do not have or do not provide a United States Social Security Number (SSN).  You will need this ID to create your PennKey.

Please allow 2-4 hours after creating your PennKey before attempting to log into PennKey-protected apps and services.

Questions? Contact Charicha Ford in the MBA Admissions Office at You may also visit the University of Pennsylvania PennKey website.

Activate Your Wharton Account & Email Address

Beginning in January 2021, you will be able to create your Wharton account which you will use for your email and access to Wharton-only services. You must already have set up your PennKey to activate your Wharton Account. Please note: You may need to wait up to 24 hours after creating your PennKey before Wharton’s system will be able to create your Wharton account.

  • Visit the Wharton Account Creator website and enter your PennKey username and password and follow the instructions to create your Wharton account. Your Wharton username and your e-mail address are assigned according to the username that you selected for your PennKey. Important announcements will be sent to your Wharton e-mail account regarding Pre-Term and class registration.
  • Visit the Get Whartonized guide to become familiar with the technology services that you will be using at Wharton and learn what devices and tools you should bring with you when you arrive.

Prepare for Your Arrival

Financial Aid Preparation

The loan application process runs from May until the beginning of June. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid section of the website.

Academic Preparation

Prepping now will help you better acclimate to the classroom setting when the semester begins.

Math for Business

We are proud to offer Math for Business, an online refresher course designed to incorporate key quantitative concepts as identified by Wharton faculty who teach in the core curriculum.

Math for Business will supplement your preparation for the Wharton academic experience. You can study the subjects at your own pace and review the video materials as you see fit. Math for Business will also prepare you for an exam to be taken at the end of the course. This is a diagnostic exam and it is mandatory for all entering MBA students. The deadline for the exam is still being finalized but traditionally students can expect to complete the exam in early August.

Basics of Financial Accounting

If you have never taken university-level accounting, you will be required to take an online course over the summer to better prepare for accounting at Wharton. The course takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

Math for Business and Basics of Financial Accounting are hosted on Canvas, the University of Pennsylvania’s learning management system. You will need your PennKey and password to login to the system.

Both Math for Business and Basics of Financial Accounting will be open for access in May 2021.

Writing Requirement

In every aspect of business, writing well is critical to leading teams and effecting change (perhaps even more so given recent events). To ensure that MBA students excel at this essential communication skill, Wharton, in response to feedback from alumni, recruiters, and faculty, instituted a writing requirement. The first component of this requirement is the online writing waiver exam, which all students must complete by July 15.

Pre-Term Registration

The Wharton MBA Program officially begins on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, with the start of Pre-Term, which is mandatory for all students. A time for community building and academic preparation, this Wharton tradition will establish the foundation for your MBA experience. Students will also participate in their first Wharton MBA course, MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership. Pre-Term will conclude on Monday, August 30, 2021.  

You will receive an email addressed to your Wharton email account when Pre-Term registration opens in May 2021.

Waiver Preparation

You will have the opportunity to enroll in optional online preparatory courses prior to sitting for exams. Academic Advisors will host a webinar to help students navigate the waiver process.

More Information about dates and times for courses, webinars and exams is forthcoming.

Questions? Please contact the MBA Program Office:
9 am to 5 pm EST, Monday – Friday
300 Jon M Huntsman Hall

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Weingarten Learning Resources Center’s Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs activities and services. SDS encourages you to learn more about available services on their website. You will find information about the accommodations they provide as well as procedures for requesting accommodations and services.

To Request Accommodations:

On the website for SDS, you can complete their Self-ID form to begin the process of requesting accommodations. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks to complete this process, as the summer is a high-volume time for SDS. (If you provide documentation that is not up-to-date, this may cause delays.)

To have your accommodations finalized by the start of Pre-Term, we recommend completing the Self-ID form no later than June 18, 2021.

Any questions about requesting accommodations should be directed to SDS.